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November 4, 2019


As many of you know West Town Farm is a member of the Pasture for Life organisation where all our beef animals are fed on a 100% diet of grassland , herbs and wildflowers every day of every year.

Last night on BBC Radio 4 the programme.'On your farm' featured Olly and...

October 3, 2019

Andy went to a show called Groundswell 26/27 June, 2019. What happened?

I ventured up to this show with a group of 7 other farmers from the South West, all passionate beef farmers and some apprehensive as to what we might encounter on a farm in the middle of the Hertfor...

July 9, 2019

The farm and how we do our bit for climate change 

I could possibly write a book on this subject but I will try and summarise as best I can.

The farm is mainly a grass farm of 250 acres.

There are 2 units. A 170 acre block here at West Town Farm, Ide  and then a further 8...

June 18, 2019

May on the farm

I love this time of year at the farm. The grass is growing. The cattle are mostly out in the fields. The trees are coming out into leaf. Pumpkins and squash seeds are growing in the glasshouse. There is a sense of optimism, of impending growth of product...

December 21, 2018

The story of a field- a short history

The field in it's present form has a name. Big Field. It consists of 132 acres. It was part of the Barton farm at Shillingford Abbot. 

It was created in 1965/1966 when my father and uncle bought the land from Mr. Paul. He had farmed...

December 3, 2018

WHY BUY LOCAL? 

3 reasons:

Food miles

Eating local food decreases your carbon footprint. When your food doesn't travel long distances you are promoting better air quality and reducing pollution. These days it is so easy to nip into a supermarket. But the distances some of...

November 9, 2018

Things begin to quieten down now on the farm...especially on the event side of things. What a wonderful season it's been though. 

After a wet start to the year and having to cancel our 'Spring at the Farm' event, I did panic that it would be an omen of the year to come....

October 23, 2018

Meat eating. 

Should we eat meat at all if we want to do the best for the planet? I am a Devon farmer and I believe we should. I think that some meat in our diet is healthy. If farmed traditionally or as prescribed by the Pasture for Life group of farmers carbon sequest...

September 6, 2018

At 6.30 am On August 6, I was fortunate to accompany 12 local farmers and land managers on a bus. We drove the 5 hour jouney to Knepp Estate in Sussex on a bus.

Knepp Castle Estate comprises 3,500 acres of heavy weald clay in West Sussex. Though farmed intensively...

May 3, 2018

What a month April was. Don’t think we knew if we were coming or going on the farm. Finally the cows made it out to the fields and they were just a little bit excited.. It wasn’t just the cows feeling the release. What a long few months it’s been. The weather really ha...

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